OECD releases decisions on preferential regimes of BEPS Inclusive Framework Members

May 21, 2018

The OECD’s Inclusive Framework recently issued the results of preferential regime reviews conducted by the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) in connection with BEPS Action 5.  The review indicates that countries are responding to the international move away from harmful tax practices.

According to the OECD, eleven new preferential regimes have been identified since the last update, bringing the total to 175 regimes in over 50 jurisdictions considered by the FHTP since the creation of the Inclusive Framework. Of the 175 regimes, 31 regimes have been changed; 81 regimes require legislative changes which are in progress; 47 regimes have been determined to not pose a BEPS risk; 4 have harmful or potentially harmful features and 12 regimes are still under review.

For the updated table of regime results, see www.oecd.org/tax/beps/update-harmful-tax-practices-2017-progress-report-on-preferential-regimes.pdf.